1) had to change all the TABLE STATUS calls everwhere
2) the newer version of PHP had a different class structure that I had to account for in all files
3) went through watching the error fixing 95% of all the errors. the events and forum pages were the worst... probably a couple 1000 errors per page... damn..
4) when you search on the discussion body, it will highlight in yellow
5) there are more icons. there are icons shown in the qik reply if you click "show icons". Also added a "more icons" option to the reply and post pages so you can have access to all the icons there too.